David A. Seglin AIA, LEED AP, NCARB

David A. Seglin AIA, LEED AP, NCARB

Chicago, IL, US



An architect committed to high quality design and construction, the scope of David Seglin's work includes new construction, renovations, and interior design. Providing a full range of architectural services, David has completed residential, commercial, and institutional projects for private and corporate clients, developers, and institutions.

Diverse in type and scale, David's work includes single family residential rehabilitation and new construction, urban and suburban multi-family housing, commercial and institutional structures. Throughout this variety of built work, he demonstrates a continued commitment to and respect for the quality of neighborhoods and community. David's experience with projects of an historic nature is substantial. He is dedicated to preservation and adaptive re-use as evidenced in several projects which illustrate modernization within the context of a unique structure or community.

While developing the reputation as an innovative and sensitive practitioner, David is also a service oriented architect. He explores a variety of problem solving design solutions with each client, while promoting a greater opportunity for the exchange of ideas. David prefers to maintain an active role during the construction phase of his projects. Striving to enhance the working relationship with those in the field, he encourages a team effort among contractor, client, and architect towards the goal of a quality finished product.

David Seglin was a founding principal of HSP/Ltd, a design principal at Bauhs Dring Seglin Main, a Project Architect at Rafael Vinoly Architects and is now a Senior Design Architect with the Samsung Corporation. A graduate of Princeton University and a LEED Accredited Professional, David's work has been exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Chicago Archicenter, the Chicago Athenaeum center for Architecture, and numerous galleries throughout Chicago. His work has been prominently displayed and has received recognition through numerous publications. David has been a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the University of Illinois-Chicago, teaching design at each School of Architecture. He has acted as Chairperson of the Chicago American Institute of Architects Design Committee and has participated on the East Bay, California and Dayton, Ohio architecture awards programs. David has also served as a judge for the Northern Illinois Home Builders Association Honors Program.

David prides himself on being able to satisfy any architectural need while ensuring the direct and personal attention of all those involved. Satisfied clients, he believes, remains his best investment.


Samsung Engineering and Construction Group, Seoul, KR, Senior Design Architect Project Manager

Responsible for the Master Plan design of a mixed-use project in Wuhan, China that includes residential, hospitality, commercial and senior living amenities. Responsible for the coordination and design of healthcare facilities and hospitals in Asia and Europe. Acting as the contact person beginning in Concept Design for the client, design team, engineering consultants and the Building Information Modeling team.

Jun 2011 - Jun 2013

Rafael Viñoly Architects, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

Project Manager responsible for the coordination and design of luxury condominiums and hotels for a resort project in Abu Dhabi. Acted as the residential contact person beginning in Schematic Design for the client, design professionals and an international team of consultants.

Jan 2010 - Dec 2010


Completed projects include Commercial and Residential high rise projects, Historic Preservation, Loft Conversions, Commercial / Retail Interiors and Single and Multi-Family Residences.

Jun 2003 - Jan 2010

HSP/Ltd. Architects, Chicago, IL, US, Principal

Completed projects include Single and Multi-Family Residences, Loft Conversions, Commercial / Retail Buildings, University Projects, Affordable Housing, Historic Preservation and Residential and Commercial Interiors.

Apr 1987 - Jun 2003


Princeton University, MArch, School of Architecture and Urban Planning

Sep 1977 - Jun 1981


Many and Various, Award

Chicago Association of Realtors, Good Neighbor Awards:
Playboy Mansion, 1995
Tower Lofts, 1996
Winthrop Apartments, 1997
The Marquise, 1998

Chicago Association of Realtors, Condo Renovation Award:
Tower Lofts, 1994

Chicago Association of Realtors, Historic Renovation Award:
The Chandler, 1994

Chicago Sun-Times, Rehab Condominium Award:
Tower Lofts, 1995

Residential Real Estate, Award for Excellence:
Tower Lofts, 1995

Residential Real Estate, Award for Excellence:
Tower Lofts, 1995

Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago:
Gold Key Award – The Chandler, 1994
Gold Key Award – The Playboy Mansion, 1995
Gold Key Award – Tower Lofts, 1996

Oak Park, Illinois Historic Preservation Award:
Mason Lofts, 2004

Chicago Landmark Award for Preservation Excellence:
Motor Row Lofts, 2008


Areas of Specialization